The Haque School
Artists of the Hague School worked in Holland from around 1860 to 1900. Like the French Barbizon School, these artists turned away from academic themes based on history or mythology. Instead they made realistic depictions of their immediate surroundings, including rural landscapes, peasant life, beach scenes, and, occasionally, urban streets. They were sensitive to the effects of light and atmosphere, recalling the great tradition of 17th-century Dutch landscape painting. Among the leaders of the Hague School were Anton Mauve, Van Gogh's cousin by marriage, and Jozef Israëls.